Winnipeg-made grain tester easy to use, portable

WOODSTOCK, Ont. — A new Winnipeg company is betting farmers want portability in their grain testers. Prairie Grain Analyzers has developed a new moisture tool that doesn’t require the grain to be weighed or have its temperature taken. It also doesn’t force producers to look up the results on a chart. The MA-404 uses an […] Read more

Grain growers who have their grain professionally tested may find a buyer more easily and receive better prices.  |  File photo

Three rules for grain marketers: test, test, test

On-line grain trading forum FarmLead has introduced a new grain testing platform designed to help farmers get maximum value for the grain they produce and sell. is an on-line service that gives farmers accessto grain testing labs across Canada and the United States. Farmers who use the service select the lab of their choice, […] Read more

A Manitoba grower’s malting barley tested dramatically different for fusarium at the elevator and a maltster. Why?

One sample, two verdicts

A western Manitoba farmer has been frustrated by vomitoxin testing this winter because inconsistent results may cost him $70,000 on his barley crop. Ashley Mackedenski, who manages 2,500 acres with his brother near Rossburn, Man., seeded barley on about half of the farm last year. Like thousands of other western Canadian farmers, fusarium was a […] Read more